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Kiga kaikyô (1965)

Three thieves escape from a heist, one of them killing the other two. He is sheltered by a prostitute and sought after by the police, but only after ten years his true motivation unravels.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rentarô Mikuni ...
Takichi Inukai aka Kyôichirô Tarumi
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Yae Sugito
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Motojima
Yoshi Katô ...
Yae's Father
Sadako Sawamura ...
Motojima's Wife
Susumu Fujita ...
Police Chief
Akiko Kazami ...
Toshiko
Seiichirô Kameishi
Shûsuke Sone ...
Owner of Asahi Spa
Mitsuo Andô ...
Chûkichi Kijima
Rin'ichi Yamamoto ...
Priest
Shôken Sawa
Tadashi Suganuma ...
Detective Satô
Sachi Shindô ...
Yumisaka's Wife
Yuriko Anjô ...
Tokiko Katsuragi
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Three thieves escape from a heist, one of them killing the other two. He is sheltered by a prostitute and sought after by the police, but only after ten years his true motivation unravels.

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15 January 1965 (Japan)  »

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all that and a bag of chips
19 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

This just ran at MoMA's extraordinary survey of films from the Japan Film Institute, and it was one of the best in the series. A real eye opener--previous commenters nailed it. Definitely makes you want to explore the director's other work. Fits in that uniquely Japanese genre of the whodunnit where the process of detection requires travel throughout the country and specifics of local cultures and habits--so the travelogue is half the fascination. Getting a young Ken Takakura plus Rentaro Mikuni in the same picture is extra added bonus. If you like later films of this type such as *Castle of Sand* or *Vengeance Is Mine*, you'll like this one.


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